Muscat Duty Free 10K Charity Walk For Typhoon Victims
On Saturday 1st February Muscat Duty Free (MDF) held their 10K Charity Walk. The walk was organized to fundraise for victims of the recent devastating Typhoon in the Philippines.
Over 50 staff from all departments took part in the walk which took place in Qurum Park, Muscat on the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures reaching 28c on the day.
Fundraising for the event began in December with MDF setting up an online donation page on UNICEF’s website.
Pat O Connor, Operations Manager, Muscat Duty Free, reported that they had received donations from all over the world including Canada, China, Beirut and Barbados.
Donations were also made offline with staff and members of the public making generous contributions.
O’Connor goes on to say “we received tremendous support from our suppliers and I would like to thank Mars and Pepsi Oman who supplied the much needed water and chocolate on the day and to CommUnion who designed the t shirts that were worn by all the participants.”
Commenting on the initiative Tom Byrne (pictured on the right, beside Pat O’Connor), General Manager, MDF, said “The Muscat Duty Free team has come together for a truly worthy cause. Some of our staff had friends and family affected by the Typhoon and they really wanted to do something special to help in any way they could.”
Byrne also commented “I’m delighted to say that we have raised over $4,500 so far and we are still accepting donations so please click on our link below and give what you can, all donations will go directly to helping the most vulnerable people affected by this disaster, the children.